What's old is new

This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Yard Work-New Foundry Patterns-Missed Shows ETC,ETC

locking stone boarder in place now for mulch, grass seed and new plants

more locking stone boarder and a Rose Of Sharon to be planted

New umbrella and Steel Motel chairs (still waiting for there fresh lime green paint)
Slavic chairs I refinished
Foundry pattern I'd like to make a table(uncleaned)



More patterns freshly scrubbed

just a sample of my fav salvage yard (10 acres of salvage heaven) lots of pastel coloured bathroom fixtures. These old buses and shipping containers are jammed full of everything you could imagine plus a yard full of industrial steel what nots.

This past Saturday May 26 was the first of the twice a year "Christie Conservation Area Antique Show & Sale". Its 10acres and over 300 vendors of awesome and I totally bailed on it http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/christie-antique-show. My girlfriend has been volunteering for a young girls group and Saturday was a 10km run that was part of that, I could have gone to the show myself but I know she likes it as well so instead I did something she hates and went scrambling thru a fav salvage yard digging thru junk and doo-doo to find some neat things, then spent the rest of the weekend fixing some botched gardens and cleaning up around the yard. I'm thinking I might make a short table out of the round pattern and get glass cut for it, the others I'll sell individually.


  1. Your yard looks really good, and I can't wait to see what you do with the large round foundry pattern.

    1. Thanks Dana, it's tough to maintain and have a nice small yard when there is a large dog running around all day chasing squirrels, but I manage. The pattern I'd like to make a table, I saw another pattern that looked like a section of pipe about 18in long and 10in wide that I think would make a good base.

  2. Hey David. I'd be interested to know where that salvage yard with all the pattern molds is... .would love to do some digging as soon as the weather warms up. and i'm close, up in Cambridge.